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Job film director, film actor, stage director, stage actor
Years active 1911-1966
Top Roles Valentin: Gretchens Bruder / Marguerite's brother, Lauer, Michael, Fred Hogan, Bergson
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Adventure, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), Pre-Code Cinema
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William Dieterle Overview:

Director, William Dieterle, was born Wilhelm Dieterle on Jul 15, 1893 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Dieterle died at the age of 79 on Dec 8, 1972 in Ottobrunn, Germany and was laid to rest in Friedhof Hohenbrunn Cemetery in Bavaria (Bayern), Germany.

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Although Dieterle was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best DirectorThe Life of Emile Zola (1937)N/ANominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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William Dieterle Facts
Took over direction of Duel In The Sun (1946) after director King Vidor walked off the production, tired of the constant meddling by producer David O. Selznick. Although he went uncredited, Dieterle attempted to appeal to the Directors Guild Of America, but they turned down his claim.

Is perhaps the only person to have directed two film versions of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". With Max Reinhardt, he co-directed the all-star, big budget 1935 film version, and by himself directed a German made-for-TV version in 1968.

He always wore white gloves on the set.

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